The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court
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On Demand Programs
Collapse Attorney Well-Being: The Intersection of Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellness  (1.0 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)

An exploration of what physical, spiritual and emotional well-being entails and how physical, spiritual and emotional well-being applies to the practice of law and in everyday life. Tips to recognizing the warnings signs of impairment and techniques to achieving healthy physical, spiritual and emotional well-being will be discussed.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: February 20, 2018

Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility MCLE credit, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Attorney Well-Being: The Intersection of Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellness  (1.0 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)
    Collapse Client Communication Issues (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    An overview of the requirements of ILRPC 1.4 including: practical advice about maintaining good client relations; the effective use of written engagement and end-of-the engagement letters; and dealing with difficult clients.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Client Communication Issues (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    An overview of how to identity and resolve conflicts of interest under the Illinois ethics rules including: practical advice on representing multiple clients; when to do a conflicts check; determining when a conflict can be waived; getting clients informed consent to a waiver; and how to setup a law firm's conflicts checking system.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Disciplinary Procedures From A to Z (0.50 IL PR-CLE Credit)

    An overview of the ARDC procedures and policies governing the disciplinary process. Attendees will gain an understanding of the basis and review of professionalism complaints and the procedural process by which complaints are evaluated and reviewed by ARDC staff. Issues discussed will include how the attorney is informed and how to assess the severity of a complaint. Attendees will learn about the ARDC inquiry process and the anatomy of a disciplinary hearing, as well as review board procedures and policies.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 30, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Disciplinary Procedures From A to Z (0.50 IL PR-CLE Credit)
    Collapse Diversity & Inclusion: A Blueprint for 2017 and Beyond (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE incl. Diversity & Inclusion Credit)

    You will learn: 

    • what is meant by diversity and inclusion;
    • the history of diversity of the US Supreme Court; 
    • how to build the business case for diversity and inclusion in your law firm; and
    • best practices for lawyers and law firms to improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 
    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Diversity & Inclusion: A Blueprint for 2017 and Beyond (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE incl. Diversity & Inclusion Credit)
    Collapse Fees and Billing (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    An overview of the Illinois ethics rules covering fees and billing including: the meaning of what constitutes a reasonable fee; what the ethics rule require for fee engagements; retainers; referral fees; and suing a client for unpaid fees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fees and Billing (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse How to Maintain a Trustworthy Client Trust Account: The Accounting Requirements (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    An overview of the accounting duties and requirements of Rule 1.15 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and a demonstration of how to prepare and maintain the required accounting journals.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How to Maintain a Trustworthy Client Trust Account: The Accounting Requirements (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Illinois Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 1) (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    James J. Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the ARDC, identifies recent trends and important developments in attorney disciplinary and legal ethics affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part I reviews key Illinois disciplinary decisions, developments and trends affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part II reviews significant disciplinary decisions, developments and trends emerging on a nationwide basis.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 07, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Illinois Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 1) (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 1: The Intersection of Technology & Ethics: Protecting Client Information (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Every lawyer needs to be aware of their ethical obligations of confidentiality and competency when using technology.  In this PMBR module, you will learn:

    • The ethics rules that come into play when you or the people who work for you use technology;
    • The steps you can take to protect client information from unauthorized access or attack when using technology;
    • The steps you can take to supervise the people who work for you in order to prevent the intentional or unintentional dissemination of client information while using technology; and
    • The importance of protecting client information when using social media.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 1: The Intersection of Technology & Ethics: Protecting Client Information (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 2: Conflicts of Interest: Ensuring Undivided Loyalty (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Every lawyer needs to be able to identify conflicts of interest, and once identified handle it ethically.  In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The different types of conflicts of interest, including prohibited conflicts;
    • Conflicts of interest screening procedures; and
    • Waiving conflicts of interest.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 2: Conflicts of Interest: Ensuring Undivided Loyalty (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 3: Fees, Costs & Billing Practices - Getting Paid Ethically (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Lawyers need to get paid for all the hard work performed on behalf of clients, but it is essential that in doing so they are aware of and comply with their ethical obligations. In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The types of fees and retainers in Illinois;
    • The ethics rules that apply to fee and cost arrangements;
    • The ethics rules and best practices with respect to written fee agreements; and
    • Best practices with respect to time and billing procedures.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 3: Fees, Costs & Billing Practices - Getting Paid Ethically (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 4: Attorney-Client Relationships - Effectively Connect and Communicate with Clients (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    For most lawyers, establishing and maintaining healthy attorney-client relationships, as well as how lawyers end these relationships, is essential to a successful practice.  In this PMBR module, you will learn the ethics rules and best practices for establishing, maintaining and terminating an attorney-client relationship.  You will also learn best practices for avoiding unwanted client relationships.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 4: Attorney-Client Relationships - Effectively Connect and Communicate with Clients (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 5:  Client Trust Accounts (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Proper trust account management is essential to running an ethical law practice.  In this module you will learn about:

    • the requirements of holding client trust funds under Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15;
    • the signficance of an IOLTA trust account and how to open one;
    • the required records and accounting journals necessary to maintaining a trustworthy trust account; and
    • how to do a trust account reconciliation.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 5:  Client Trust Accounts (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 6: Attorney Wellness (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)

    Lawyers should learn and practice wellness strategies in order to fulfill their ethical obligations to their clients and others.  In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • Attorney wellness and the help that is available for attorneys struggling with wellness issues;
    • The ethics rules related to attorney wellness; and
    • Steps you can take if you or a colleague is in need of assistance.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility MCLE credit, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 6: Attorney Wellness (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)
    Collapse Module 7: Civility & Professionalism (0.25 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    The behavior of lawyers affects not just the professionalism of individuals, but the public's perceptions of the profession and the legal system.  Accordingly, lawyers should aspire to be civil and professional. In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The past, present and future of civility and professionalism;
    • The meaning of civility and professionalism; and
    • Professionalism values.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 7: Civility & Professionalism (0.25 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 8:  Diversity & Inclusion: Culturally-Competent Lawyering (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Diversity and Inclusion CLE)

    Lawyers should be able to lawyer across culture in order to better fulfill their ethical obligations to clients and others in the legal system.  In this PMBR module, you will learn how the cultural differences between you, your client, and others in the legal system impact the representation of your client; and five habits for increasing cultural competence.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 8:  Diversity & Inclusion: Culturally-Competent Lawyering (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Diversity and Inclusion CLE)
    Collapse National Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 2) (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    James J. Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the ARDC, identifies recent trends and important developments in attorney disciplinary and legal ethics affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part I reviews key Illinois disciplinary decisions, developments and trends affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part II reviews significant disciplinary decisions, developments and trends emerging on a nationwide basis.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 07, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO National Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 2) (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Lawyers in Illinois (2016) (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    The Illinois Supreme Court adopted several amendments to the lawyer ethics rules to bring them up to date with technology and developments in global practices.  Described as evolutionary rather than revolutionary, learn what those changes are and what they may mean for your practice as they take effect January 1, 2016.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Lawyers in Illinois (2016) (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Succession Planning: Contingency Planning for Sole Practitioners  (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    To fulfill our ethical obligations to clients and to preserve the value of the law practice, every lawyer needs to have a plan in the event of the lawyer's sudden death, disability, incapacity, illness, or unexpected absence from the practice.  This is particularly true for sole practitioners.  Learn the basics to preparing a contingency plan.  Sample forms are included.    

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 30, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Succession Planning: Contingency Planning for Sole Practitioners  (0.50 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Succession Planning: Preparing Your Firm for a Smooth Transition (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Preparing your law practice for the planned (sale or retirement) and the unplanned (death, illness or disaster) events.

    For solo pracitioners and small to mid-size firms, successful succession planning involves planning not just for retirement and possible sale of the law practice but also preparing for how the practice will respond in the event of a lawyer's death, illness or disability,  Learn how to prepare your law practice for sale, retirement and contigencies.  

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 08, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Succession Planning: Preparing Your Firm for a Smooth Transition (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse The Ethical Requirements of Handling Trust Funds Under ILRPC 1.15 (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    An overview of the basic requirements of ILRPC 1.15 including: steps to opening an IOLTA account; the recordkeeping requirements under ILRPC 1.15; and practical advice on how to resolve some common issues that arise in handling trust funds.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Ethical Requirements of Handling Trust Funds Under ILRPC 1.15 (1 Hr. IL MCLE/PR CLE)